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Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



SeanGaffney posted:

Agreed. That said, almost everyone was terrible in this. Ren, Akito, Ren, Shigure, Ren, the two housekeepers fighting over who can have the most subtle control of the family, and Ren.

I want to take almost all the families in this show, throw them in the garbage, and replace them with Hiro's mom.

On the other hand, holy poo poo, Hiro's mum is so good. She managed to perfectly understand what happened to Hiro despite Hiro only talking about his mixed feelings and having no way to know how it feels for a bond to break, since she's not cursed herself, and without second thought immediately took him in her arms and tried to calm him down. Until now she was always written as scatterbrained, but it's clear that she's perfectly in tune with her son and fully understands and cares about him. It's a great thing to see in a series where parents are...well, the Soma parents.

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Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Guess chicken's for dinner tonight.

Paracelsus
Apr 5, 2009

bless this post ~kya


SeanGaffney posted:

I want to take almost all the families in this show, throw them in the garbage, and replace them with Hiro's mom.

Like I posted a couple pages (and the better part of a year) back, the split between good and bad parents is more even than you'd realize, because the bad parenting is more pertinent to the plot and the central characters. Also, Akito's family is what the [REDACTED] bit was referring to.

I'd argue that the old retainer lady is the closest thing the show has to a pure villain. Even Ren, as awful as she is, is a rather broken person, but the nameless old lady doesn't have that excuse.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Y'know, for what was basically a 20 minute Kyo monologue that episode was extremely good.

Tatsuta Age
Apr 21, 2005

so good at being in trouble



Ibblebibble posted:

Y'know, for what was basically a 20 minute Kyo monologue that episode was extremely good.

Yuki and Kyo ran in different directions down the stairs lol

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001



Finally got around to starting this season and the pacing seems really fast compared to the previous two, to the point where there's some tonal whiplash between scene changes with the same characters (the one with Shigure talking to Rin and Tohru at Shisho's place comes to mind). I'm still engaged and at the edge of my seat, but it feels like they're going to wrap it up in 12-13 episodes instead of a full 24-26. I chose a hell of an episode to have to wait another week for, though.

Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Coxswain Balls posted:

Finally got around to starting this season and the pacing seems really fast compared to the previous two, to the point where there's some tonal whiplash between scene changes with the same characters (the one with Shigure talking to Rin and Tohru at Shisho's place comes to mind). I'm still engaged and at the edge of my seat, but it feels like they're going to wrap it up in 12-13 episodes instead of a full 24-26. I chose a hell of an episode to have to wait another week for, though.

I'm pretty sure we've always known that the final season was just gonna be 1 cour, yeah.

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001



I didn't know that so that would explain it then. I was hoping we'd be getting more time with side characters since they do such a good job of making them interesting and likeable, but if there isn't that much material left to cover that can fill 24 episodes then it makes sense.

I hope they're at least able to explore Machi and Yuki's relationship a bit more before it wraps up. I really like how he's developed over the last season.

Yawgmoft
Nov 15, 2004


I feel like if this didn't break the bond between Akiko and Kyo I have no idea what will, except maybe him accepting that he can be happy.

Feel like after some of these "you gave the girl I love a concussion after slashing her with a knife" should be enough.

Coxswain Balls
Jun 3, 2001



Shigure's ice cold, first thing he says "well, did you push her?"

Yawgmoft
Nov 15, 2004


Sounds like everyone owes the Cat an apology.

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Ibblebibble
Nov 12, 2013




Kyo's Extremely Stressful Super Dramatic No-Good Day.

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